Sarah Bein, a native Angelino, received her M.D. from Stanford University. She is the author of two collections of poetry, This Quiet Sun and Instead of Indonesia, both published by Red Hen Press, and written before the age of seventeen.
Her current book, entitled Thirty-Three Hats for Julia, is being released by Red Hen Press in January of 2008, and is her first work combining the topics of illness and doctoring into the medium of poetry.
She is the recipient of several grants, including two Stanford University School of Medicine Arts and Humanities Scholars Grants as well as a Katherine McKormack Traveling Grant. She is one of the recipients of the Lenore Marshall Barnard Prize for Poetry as well as the Rainer Maria Rilke Award for Young Poets
Her poetry has appeared in both medical and literary journals, including JAMA, British Medical Journal, The Healing Muse, Eclipse, and PoetryMagazine.com. She has presented her work at NYU’s Medical Humanities conference and led a workshop entitled Creative Writing as a Lifelong Reflective Tool for Physicians, and has taught several small classes on the subject of Poetry and Medicine.
Sarah’s books have been taught at numerous universities including Boston University, and several Universities in Southern California.
She currently practices medicine in Los Angeles and continues to write poetry.